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21 Savage Tells "GMA" I.C.E. "Definitely Targeted" Him, Hits Trump on Immigration

February 15, 2019

 

 

  • In his first interview since being released by I.C.E., 21 Savage says he was “definitely targeted” by the agency. “I was just driving,” he said on Friday's Good Morning America. “And I just seen guns and blue lights. And then, I was in the back of a car and I was gone. They didn’t say nothing. They just said, ‘We got Savage.'” He clarified that he's been in the U.S. since he was 7 years old and that he "didn't even know what a visa was" for most of his upbringing. "I knew I wasn't born here, but I didn't know, like, what that meant as far as when I transitioned into an adult, how it was going to affect my life," he said. "I wasn't hiding it, but I didn't want to get deported, so I'm not going to come out and be like, 'I wasn't born here.'" The rapper also had harsh things to say about the Trump administration’s approach to immigration enforcement. “I don’t feel like you should be arrested and put in a place where a murderer would be for just being in the country for too long,” he said. “I don’t think the policy is broken, I think the way they enforce the policy is broken.”